Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation is about the many benefits of Transcendental Meditation, presented through cases studies, anecdotes, and medical studies. The benefits range from addiction recovery and managing mental health problems to self-actualization, enhancing creativity and professional development. This post is a longer one, but don't worry, I'll pull it back around … Continue reading (Non-)Masonic Book Review: Transcendence: Healing and Transformation Through Transcendental Meditation
Speed Reading: The Comprehensive Guide To Speed Reading - Increase Your Reading Speed By 300% In Less Than 24 Hours by Nathan Armstrong is a decent little book. I've always been a slow reader. Having aphantasia (which I'm sure will come up in other posts as I work through some of the more related books … Continue reading (Non-)Masonic Book Review: Speed Reading: The Comprehensive Guide To Speed Reading
This morning in the shower I had an idea for a project I might try to take on, and a few other valuable ideas, and some useful introspection that all came within a span of a few minutes while showering. These led to a literal "shower thought" today about the nature of shower thoughts. In … Continue reading Shower Thoughts on Shower Thoughts and Quality of Thought
Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries by Peter Sims is about the character traits, methodology, and style of thinking that have led many great people to success. The core premise is that we can test our ideas or assumptions in small, low-stakes ways to gain insights that lead to additional or better-refined ideas, … Continue reading (Non-)Masonic Book Review: Little Bets
Freemasonry implores us to subdue our passions. I’d like to take a moment to discuss this idea. For me, the idea of subduing one’s passions initially seemed to mean that of stifling unhealthy or destructive passions (intolerance, prejudice, pride…), of moderation and of even temperament… of suppressing one’s undesirable passions, and keeping your conduct in … Continue reading On Subduing Passions
Those who inquire about the craft often receive an answer that includes mention of “a system of moral instruction,” “higher moral standards,” or most commonly how the fraternity seeks to “make good men better.” We say these things thinking about the brothers in our lodge, the working tools and other symbols, the degree work, lectures, … Continue reading How Does Freemasonry Make Good Men Better?